CRASH TEST OF A NUCLEAR SPENT FUEL CASK AND TRUCK TRANSPORT SYSTEM

Sandia Laboratories has conducted a 96 kph (60 mph) full scale truck impact test for ERDA's Environmental Control Technology Division. Rockets propelled a 20, 500-kg (22-ton) cask mounted on its shipping trailer, coupled to a conventional cab-over tractor, into a massive, heavily reinforced concrete target. This summary report describes and compares the results of the computer analysis, scale model, and full scale tests. (ERA citation 03:024839)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Sandia Laboratories

    P.O. Box 5800
    Albuquerque, NM  USA  87115

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20585
  • Authors:
    • Huerta, M
    • Yoshimura, R H
  • Publication Date: 1978-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 17 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00180460
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: EY-76-C-04-0789
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1978 12:00AM